About 70% of Jawahar taluka (19.92°N 73.23°E) in Maharashtra is covered by forest area and 98% of its population is tribal. The rainfall in this area is more than 3000 mm and due to it, heavy rainfall leads to soil erosion. The land holding of the farmers is low and most of the farmers belong to the small and marginal group. Also, crop productivity levels are very low due to adoption of traditional practices.
With a Mission to Educate, Engage & Empower Farmer community Indev Consultancy Pvt Ltd has developed an application “skillED" to empower farmers and their family members by providing an engaging ICTs based platform to access video library to see and download required crop related videos.
The application has the features of video sessions to help farmers to learn about new techniques of farming, facilities to download videos of different ways of farming, multi-lingual integration and a dashboard to categorize the crops.